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John Chrysostom, On The Statues : A Study In Crisis Rhetoric, Douglas B. Radke Jan 1988

John Chrysostom, On The Statues : A Study In Crisis Rhetoric, Douglas B. Radke

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The name of John Chrysostom has historically been held in high esteem by the Christian Church. John was born, circa A.O. 350, in the Syrian city of Antioch. His rhetorical career led him to the apex of religious power as bishop of Constantinople. As a result of his verbal harangues of the political and religious leaders, he was sent into exile, where he died in A.O. 407. During his life time he was recognized both for his eloquence and his controversial style. Since the fifth century he has been remembered by the epitaph "Chrysostom," a tribute to his ...